If you’ve been entertaining the idea of working from home, there are more opportunities than you might imagine. While it’s true it’s unlikely you’ll find a work-at-home arrangement in all the usual places, there are companies that specialize in the arrangement.
Appen once again took the top spot on the FlexJobs list. The Australia-based technology services company also has offices in the US, as well as employment opportunities in more than 130 companies. In fact, the company claims more than one million contractors employed globally. As you might expect, they work with some of the biggest companies in the world, especially large technology organizations.
Lionbridge is currently hiring corporate associates in technology, finance, marketing and sales, as well as translators and interpreters. One interesting subcategory is testers, raters and curators. These home-based positions are open to college students, as well as home-based workers. Industries serviced including banking and finance, gaming, manufacturing, legal services, and life sciences.
VIPKid is a company providing instruction in English to more than 500,000 students in China, including 300 low income rural schools. To accomplish that goal, they hire teachers from all over the world. They use technology-designed personalized learning and create a connection between teachers and students, regardless of geography.
Liveops operates what we might think of as a dispersed call center. That is, they don’t actually have call centers but instead operate with a network of remotely based individuals. As a Liveop agent you’ll be part of an on-demand workforce requiring the need to be available during high-traffic times when demand is strongest.
5. Working Solutions
Like Liveops, Working Solutions functions as a flexible call center. They work with some of the biggest companies in their respective industries, including Hotels.com, Sylvan Learning, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Michael’s, and StubHub. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, and began operations in 1996. They employ home-based workers in sales, service, and technical support throughout the US and Canada.
6. Kelly Services
Kelly Services is one of the most popular employment agencies in the US. Best known for temporary jobs, the company began operations in 1946, and now offers positions in more than 30 countries around the world. It has more than 500,000 workers around the globe. Ranked Number 8 on the FlexJobs 2019 list, Kelly Services has moved up two notches for 2020.
7. EF – Education First
EF – Education First was on the FlexJobs 2019 list as well, but jumped 21 places from #28 to #7, so good things must be happening with this company! They specialize in international language training and educational travel. It offers both academic degrees and cultural exchange services.
SYKES is a company specializing in customer contact management, and while they do offer work from home positions, the majority of the jobs offered are traditional employment situations. This is another company that moved up on the FlexJobs list, rising from #15 in 2019 to #8 in 2020.